6501 Blue Sky Lane, Charlotte, NC, 28269
1981 — 1983 Masters of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1984 —1985 Certificate Recording Engineer, Audio Specialist in Audio Engineering, Center for the Media Arts, New York, NY
1974 — 1976 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, MICA, Baltimore, MD
2016 Maplewood Memorial Library Gallery, Visual Passion Duo Exhibition
2016 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Curator and exhibitor, Off The Shelf: A Tribute to June Cater
2015 Maplewood Memorial Library Gallery, Ideas Festival featured Artists, with Gerard Amsellem, Maplewood, NJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/maplewoodlibrary/sets/72157669761730294/
2014 The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ, Co-Curator and Participant in MICA: Then//Now 2, a large scale exhibition featuring works by Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni
2014 The Woodland, Maplewood, NJ Live painting demonstration with Amsellem
2010 — 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Exhibition, New York, NY
2012 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Visual Passion: On Love
2012 GAS Gallery and Studio, Visual Passion: On Love a Preview, Maplewood, NJ
2013 The KuBe, Beacon, New York, MICA: Then and Now, and Live painting demo with Amsellem
2013 City Without Walls at Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, NJ
2013 Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ (live painting demonstration with Amsellem)
2013 Herb and Iris Millie Gallery at SOPAC (South Orange Performing Art Center), Primal Convergence, South Orange, NJ
2013 Tenth Muse Gallery, Mikel Frank, Maplewood, NJ Solo Exhibition
2012 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Visual Passion: On Love, a collaboration with Gerard Amsellem, Maplewood, NJ
2011 The Joseph Bottari Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
2011 Gaelen Juried Show, Lautenberg Family JCC, Whippany, NJ
2011 The Passing: A Collaboration, with Gerard Amsellem, GAS Gallery and Studio, NJ
2010 Livingston Community Gallery, Mikel Frank, Paintings and Encaustics, NJ
2010 Cedar Lake Theatre, SRAM pArt project for World Bicycle Relief, New York, NY
2009 Spattered Columns Gallery, Art Connects NY, Group Show, MICA Alumni, NYC
2008 Gavroche Gallery and Restaurant, Mikel Frank, Paintings and Encaustics, NYC
2008 Palmer Museum, Mikel Frank, Paintings and Encaustics, Springfield, NJ
2007 The Visual Arts Center of NJ, Chair: Form Follows Vision, Summit, NJ
2006 Watchung Arts Center, Breast Cancer: An Artists View, Watchung, NJ
2004 One Person Show, bluViolet Gallery, Chester, NJ
2003 Pierro Gallery, Group Show, South Orange, NJ
2001 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Employee Art Exhibition, N.Y., NY
1999 RC Fine Arts, Maplewood, NJ
1997 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Staff Exhibition
1992 The Pargot Gallery, One Person Show, , Edison, NJ
2016 Curator and exhibitor, Off the Shelf: A Tribute to June Cater, an exhibition memorializing the artist who donated 1978 Maplewood Arts Center to the Township of Maplewood.
2013-2014 Co-curator and exhibitor, MICA: Then & Now, an exhibition made up of alumni from Maryland Institute College of Art’s undergraduate program—forty artists including Frank Hyder, Donald Baechler, Jeff Koons and Joyce Scott.
2002 – 2011 Curator, Contemporary Artists Forum Exhibitions, 1978 Maplewood Arts Center
2005 Curator and exhibitor, Abstract Painting: Anguish and Angst, 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ
HONORS, AWARDS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2016 South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), Art and Film: Vincent Van Gogh, a lecture presentation on the life and times of Vincent Van Gogh.
2002 – 2014 Contemporary Artists Forum, Creator and Leader of an artist’s critique group made up of serious post-graduate artists, who meet to discuss studio work and contemporary art ideas.
2002 – 2013 The South Orange/Maplewood Artist Studio Tour: Coordinator, videographer and artist participant in this annual event that receives widespread recognition and is attended by over 300 people per year.
2012 Visual Passion: On Love, a multimedia, interactive, community based art installation and live performance at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. Over 300 people attended this 3-day event.
2011 The Passing: A Collaboration, a collaborative art project where the community was invited to witness a full day of painting by The Visual Passion Duo.
2011 Travel with the Met: served as The Metropolitan Museum of Art's representative for “Czars of Russia” a trip down the Volga River.
2010 Keynote Speaker: Invited by the President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art to address the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 25 Year Club.
2005 Gates Project in Central Park, 1975-2005: Member of installation crew for Christo and Jeanne-Claude's massive installation piece in Central Park, built 100 gates
2005 Travel with the Met: served as The Metropolitan Museum of Art's representative; “Mozart’s World,” Amsterdam to Austria
2001 Lecturer: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Art and Music of Central Europe"; Amsterdam to Budapest
2001 Travel with the Met: served as The Metropolitan Museum of Art's representative; “Art and Music of Central Europe” Amsterdam to Budapest
1985 Honorable Mention, Summit Art Center Members Exhibition, Summit, NJ
1983 Ford Foundation Grant
2003 Star Ledger, November, In the Towns, cover, Carmen Juri
2004 News Record, Ten Years of Success, Pierro Gallery celebrates a major milestone, May cover, Jim Sturdivant
2008 NY Times Patch, Studio Tour: Meet Artist Mikel Frank http://patch.com/new-jersey/southorange/meet-the-artists-on-the-south-orange-maplewood-artists-tour
2012 News Record, Villager Section, Full Page Pictorial, Symbiotic Art, Daniel Jackovino
2015 Village Green, Artist Spotlight: Mikel Frank and Gerard Amsellem, Mary Mann
PHILANTHROPY: PAINTING DONATIONS
Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ,
The Children’s Museum of the Arts in NY, NY,
Education Foundation of Millburn-Short Hills, NJ,
The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2009 The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; NJSO yearly auction/fundraiser, “Art Strings,” using a raw unfinished violin as “canvas.”
2013 South Orange Performing Arts Center; fundraiser using a piano as “canvas.”
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, TEACHING, AND DEVELOPMENT
2014 —2015 Co-chair, Maplewood Arts Council, Maplewood, NJ
2002 —2014 The Contemporary Artists Forum, created and taught art critique group
2001 —2014 Advisory Board of the 1978 Maplewood Arts Center; Vice President of the Executive Board and co-chair of the exhibitions committee
2004 —2008 Executive Board Member, Mile Square Theatre, Hoboken, NJ
2008 —2013 Advisory Board Member, Mile Square Theatre
2005 Member of the installation crew on Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Gates Project in Central Park, 1975-2005,” in New York City. A
2005 Breast Cancer: An Artists View fundraiser at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1987 —2014 Stage Manager for The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Responsibilities included coordinating and managing all aspects of live events in the 708 seat Grace Rainey Rogers auditorium as well as events in gallery spaces such as; the Temple of Dendur, The Medieval Sculpture Hall, The Great Hall, The Engelhard Courtyard and The Lehman Wing. With an eye toward presentation and quality, these events sold well and brought press attention to the institution. Examples include: Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Tony Bennett, Steve Miller, Emerson String Quartet, Chanticleer and Judy Collins. In addition, scheduling the Auditorium for other museum departments as well as outside corporate and not for profit rentals of the Auditorium, and collaborated with every department in the Metropolitan Museum on a broad spectrum of different projects and programs including artists: Robert Rauschenberg, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, and Patti Smith.
1979 —1987 Frank Film, Inc, New York, NY; Vice President and Creative Consultant involved on all levels of production, including video editing, sound recording, mix-down, production coordination and promotion. Involved on all levels of production, including video editing, sound recording, mix-down, production coordination and promotion, reviewed daily rushes and made editing, timing, music, creative recommendations, and worked in the field to develop and install lighting for special events. In addition, researched and chose music and sound effects at Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles for the documentary; Aids: The Facts of Life. Worked on Emmy Award winning Showtime Series, Picture Windows.